The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 766 988 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 21.18% 24.61% 23.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 61.72% 64.24% 56.73%
Number of salaries quoted 680 911 897
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
SQL Server
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1241 1538 1747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 34.31% 38.31% 41.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1067 1348 1566
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.26%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region.

SQL Server Salary Trend in Manchester

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Manchester

SQL Server
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +5 75 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Stockport -4 39 £34,500 -1.42% 11
Wigan +3 31 £37,500 - 4
Rochdale +4 20 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Salford +2 13 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Oldham 0 13 £22,500 -30.76% 4
Altrincham -13 12 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Sale - 9 £37,500 - 2
Cheadle +4 8 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Bury +4 3 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Ashton-under-Lyne - 3 - - 2
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 892 (59.23%) .NET
2 863 (57.30%) C#
3 730 (48.47%) ASP.NET
4 673 (44.69%) SQL
5 518 (34.40%) Microsoft
6 508 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
7 468 (31.08%) HTML
8 461 (30.61%) MVC
9 421 (27.95%) JavaScript
10 400 (26.56%) Windows
11 383 (25.43%) CSS
12 353 (23.44%) SQL Server 2008
13 305 (20.25%) ASP.NET MVC
14 281 (18.66%) TDD
15 277 (18.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 268 (17.80%) jQuery
17 259 (17.20%) WCF
18 238 (15.80%) T-SQL
19 235 (15.60%) XML
19 235 (15.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 229 (15.21%) Web Services
21 228 (15.14%) MS Excel
22 225 (14.94%) Finance
23 205 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
23 205 (13.61%) Degree
24 190 (12.62%) OO
25 175 (11.62%) VB.NET
26 165 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
27 164 (10.89%) Scrum
28 163 (10.82%) HTML5

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 156 (10.36%) SharePoint
2 100 (6.64%) IIS
3 77 (5.11%) Node.js
4 69 (4.58%) MS Exchange
5 51 (3.39%) CMS
6 47 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 38 (2.52%) Umbraco
8 29 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
9 26 (1.73%) WebLogic
10 25 (1.66%) Sitecore CMS
11 24 (1.59%) WebSphere
12 21 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
13 19 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
14 16 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
14 16 (1.06%) Apache
15 14 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
16 12 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
17 11 (0.73%) Tomcat
18 9 (0.60%) Sitefinity
19 8 (0.53%) Drupal
Applications
1 228 (15.14%) MS Excel
2 62 (4.12%) MS Office
3 31 (2.06%) PowerPivot
4 19 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.066%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.60%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.27%) Tridion
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.066%) Exstream
6 1 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.066%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.066%) Magento
6 1 (0.066%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 59 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (0.86%) Office 365
5 8 (0.53%) SaaS
6 7 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.40%) Yammer
7 6 (0.40%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.33%) GitHub
9 4 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.066%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 65 (4.32%) SAN
2 57 (3.78%) Firewall
3 47 (3.12%) HTTP
3 47 (3.12%) LAN
4 44 (2.92%) DNS
5 42 (2.79%) Internet
6 39 (2.59%) DHCP
7 37 (2.46%) VPN
8 36 (2.39%) WAN
9 22 (1.46%) TCP/IP
10 19 (1.26%) Intranet
11 16 (1.06%) Wireless
12 13 (0.86%) VoIP
13 12 (0.80%) NAS
14 11 (0.73%) VLAN
14 11 (0.73%) IPv4
14 11 (0.73%) Ethernet
15 10 (0.66%) WLAN
15 10 (0.66%) Broadband
15 10 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (23.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 277 (18.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 235 (15.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 135 (8.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 124 (8.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 110 (7.30%) Relational Database
7 105 (6.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 105 (6.97%) Data Warehouse
8 79 (5.25%) RDBMS
9 73 (4.85%) MySQL
10 46 (3.05%) Oracle Database
11 39 (2.59%) SQL Server 2000
12 33 (2.19%) OLAP
13 29 (1.93%) Crystal Reports
13 29 (1.93%) DB2
14 22 (1.46%) NoSQL
14 22 (1.46%) Oracle Exadata
15 20 (1.33%) MongoDB
16 19 (1.26%) DTS
17 18 (1.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 96 (6.37%) Visual Studio
2 83 (5.51%) NUnit
3 71 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 49 (3.25%) Subversion
5 47 (3.12%) Git (software)
6 34 (2.26%) Moq
7 31 (2.06%) MSTest
8 27 (1.79%) Rhino Mocks
9 24 (1.59%) Maven
10 19 (1.26%) Selenium
10 19 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 16 (1.06%) JIRA
12 14 (0.93%) SpecFlow
13 13 (0.86%) TeamCity
13 13 (0.86%) Cucumber
14 10 (0.66%) ReSharper
15 9 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
16 8 (0.53%) Xcode
17 7 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 7 (0.46%) Mercurial
General
1 225 (14.94%) Finance
2 58 (3.85%) Retail
3 50 (3.32%) Games
4 36 (2.39%) Marketing
5 25 (1.66%) Manufacturing
6 23 (1.53%) Advertising
7 11 (0.73%) Telecoms
8 10 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.66%) Local Government
9 7 (0.46%) Banking
9 7 (0.46%) Legal
10 6 (0.40%) Automotive
10 6 (0.40%) Music Industry
11 4 (0.27%) Billing
12 3 (0.20%) Law
12 3 (0.20%) Back Office
12 3 (0.20%) iGaming
13 2 (0.13%) Front Office
14 1 (0.066%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 923 (61.29%) Developer
2 462 (30.68%) .NET Developer
3 313 (20.78%) C# Developer
4 237 (15.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 189 (12.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 172 (11.42%) Senior Developer
7 169 (11.22%) Analyst
8 154 (10.23%) ASP.NET Developer
9 120 (7.97%) Software Developer
10 93 (6.18%) DBA
11 89 (5.91%) Senior .NET Developer
12 80 (5.31%) Web Developer
13 74 (4.91%) Senior C# Developer
14 65 (4.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 64 (4.25%) SQL DBA
16 61 (4.05%) Support Engineer
17 57 (3.78%) Architect
18 52 (3.45%) Junior
18 52 (3.45%) Administrator
19 48 (3.19%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 892 (59.23%) .NET
2 730 (48.47%) ASP.NET
3 468 (31.08%) HTML
4 383 (25.43%) CSS
5 305 (20.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 268 (17.80%) jQuery
7 259 (17.20%) WCF
8 235 (15.60%) XML
9 229 (15.21%) Web Services
10 163 (10.82%) HTML5
11 162 (10.76%) .NET Framework
12 118 (7.84%) LINQ
13 92 (6.11%) Ajax
14 82 (5.44%) Entity Framework
15 79 (5.25%) WPF
16 76 (5.05%) CSS3
17 73 (4.85%) SOAP
18 71 (4.71%) KnockoutJS
19 68 (4.52%) JSON
20 67 (4.45%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 165 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (4.98%) Enterprise Software
3 58 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 49 (3.25%) N-Tier
4 49 (3.25%) Mobile App
5 40 (2.66%) Replication
6 39 (2.59%) Clustering
7 38 (2.52%) Computer Science
8 37 (2.46%) iPhone
9 33 (2.19%) NHS
10 32 (2.12%) Inversion of Control
11 26 (1.73%) Client/Server
11 26 (1.73%) Streaming Music
12 22 (1.46%) FlexPod
13 16 (1.06%) User Experience
14 14 (0.93%) Statistics
15 13 (0.86%) Visualisation
16 12 (0.80%) Data Integration
17 8 (0.53%) Informatics
17 8 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 400 (26.56%) Windows
2 95 (6.31%) Android
3 81 (5.38%) Linux
4 61 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (3.19%) UNIX
6 41 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 41 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (2.19%) Windows XP
8 27 (1.79%) Solaris
8 27 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (1.59%) Windows 7
9 24 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (1.59%) Windows 8
10 22 (1.46%) zOS
10 22 (1.46%) SUSE
10 22 (1.46%) AIX
10 22 (1.46%) HPUX
10 22 (1.46%) OS/400
11 8 (0.53%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 508 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
2 461 (30.61%) MVC
3 281 (18.66%) TDD
4 205 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
5 190 (12.62%) OO
6 164 (10.89%) Scrum
7 149 (9.89%) Software Engineering
8 133 (8.83%) Web Application Development
9 131 (8.70%) Project Management
10 127 (8.43%) Web Development
11 94 (6.24%) Mentoring
12 92 (6.11%) Dependency Injection
13 90 (5.98%) E-Commerce
14 86 (5.71%) Unit Testing
14 86 (5.71%) Coaching
15 79 (5.25%) ITIL
16 78 (5.18%) Performance Tuning
17 77 (5.11%) Domain-Driven Design
18 76 (5.05%) CRM
19 69 (4.58%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 863 (57.30%) C#
2 673 (44.69%) SQL
3 421 (27.95%) JavaScript
4 238 (15.80%) T-SQL
5 175 (11.62%) VB.NET
6 81 (5.38%) Java
7 70 (4.65%) PHP
7 70 (4.65%) VB
8 67 (4.45%) VBA
9 53 (3.52%) PowerShell
10 43 (2.86%) C++
11 32 (2.12%) C
12 22 (1.46%) Python
13 17 (1.13%) VBScript
14 16 (1.06%) Objective-C
15 15 (1.00%) Ruby
16 14 (0.93%) VB6
17 11 (0.73%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.46%) XPath
19 5 (0.33%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 205 (13.61%) Degree
2 50 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (1.46%) MCP
4 19 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (0.93%) MCTS
6 13 (0.86%) ISEB
7 12 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.80%) Security Cleared
8 11 (0.73%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.73%) CCNA
9 10 (0.66%) NCDA
10 9 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.60%) MCITP
11 8 (0.53%) MCSE
12 7 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.46%) MCPD
13 5 (0.33%) CCA
13 5 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.27%) CISSP
14 4 (0.27%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.12%) QA
2 24 (1.59%) SLA
3 19 (1.26%) WAI
4 7 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.27%) HL7
System Software
1 103 (6.84%) Active Directory
2 84 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (3.72%) Hyper-V
4 34 (2.26%) vSphere
5 26 (1.73%) XenDesktop
6 22 (1.46%) KVM
7 9 (0.60%) XenApp
8 6 (0.40%) XenServer
9 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.13%) vCloud
10 1 (0.066%) NFS
10 1 (0.066%) SRDF
10 1 (0.066%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.066%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (1.46%) Tivoli
2 9 (0.60%) SCCM
3 7 (0.46%) WSUS
4 6 (0.40%) SCOM
4 6 (0.40%) WMI
5 4 (0.27%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.27%) Puppet
6 3 (0.20%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.13%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.13%) vMotion
8 1 (0.066%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.066%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.066%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.066%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 518 (34.40%) Microsoft
2 136 (9.03%) Oracle
3 123 (8.17%) VMware
4 67 (4.45%) Cisco
5 65 (4.32%) NetApp
6 42 (2.79%) HP
7 40 (2.66%) Google
8 34 (2.26%) Citrix
9 30 (1.99%) Red Hat
10 29 (1.93%) EMC
11 26 (1.73%) Juniper
11 26 (1.73%) Sitecore
12 24 (1.59%) IBM
13 23 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
14 22 (1.46%) Symantec
14 22 (1.46%) CheckPoint
14 22 (1.46%) BMC
14 22 (1.46%) CA
14 22 (1.46%) Brocade
15 17 (1.13%) SAP
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £40000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + 10.5% bonus
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens + bonus
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